The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Mar 1907

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p.1 Wolfe Island Council - March 4th - Moved, Horne-Flynn, that the following be paid: R. Berry, 16 days, mate, $21.32; John Crawford, 16 days, deckhand, $13.83; H. Marlow, 12 days, deckhand, $16; R. Bustard, 4 days, deckhand, $3.33; G. Keegan, 16 days, purser, $16; Miss Sadie Freeman, 17 days, cook, $14.16; G. Keegan, 417 meals, $50.04; British Whig, advertising timetable, $2.50; J.B. McDonald, 10 1/2 days carpentering, $28.87; George Suddard, 8 days labor, $10; C. Cummings, 1 month captain, $50; D.J. Leslie, 1 month engineer, $66.66; R. Uglow, book, 75 cents; E. Briceland, services as manager, 1906, $105; R.J. Spoor and T.D. Minnes, auditing, 1904-5-6, $85.

p.2 Are Getting Busy - This morning a large number of marine engineers took possession of their charges and with the assistance of big gangs the work of fitting out engines for the coming season received a start. The harbor front, indeed, has been busy the last few weeks. Large gangs of men are employed on the boats doing all manner of work. Carpenters are replacing damaged timbers, painters are renovating and the engineers' crews are busy cleaning and placing in position the machinery. It is estimated that there are over 100 vessels in the harbor this spring.

The dry-docks are also busy establishments, booking dates for the receiving of vessels that need repairs below the water line. As soon as the ice will allow the government dry-dock will likely have gangs working twenty-four hours a day. Last season navigation opened on April 9th, and it has been prophesied by mariners that the date will be over a week later this year, owing to the thickness of the ice.

To Build Fast Launches - many orders for gasoline launches received by local builders.

p.8 Pith of the News - At Cleveland, Ohio, about 250 men employed at the Globe shipbuilding yards struck today.

An order has been issued for the 5000 employees of the American Shipbuilding company at various lake ports to strike.

The union shipbuilders at the Ecorse and St. Clair plants of the Great Lakes Engineering works, of Detroit, walked out today, leaving only the machinists, carpenters and laborers at work.

March 12, 1907

p.8 New Freight Line - A new line, to be known as the Canadian Lake line, has been formed under the management of Frank Plummer, of this city. This company will operate the four vessels first mentioned - the Plummer, Pellatt, Ames and Arabian - and will purchase besides three vessels that will be ready on the opening of navigation. That will give a fleet of seven boats as against six last year.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Mar 1907